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May 28, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Pasmo, lodging and fungicides
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ARECA launches 2015 Soil Health Initiative

The Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) Soil Health Initiative aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. ARECA and nine member associations are planning a number of events and activities throughout the year, starting with the Soil Carbon Challenge Tour with Peter Donovan. >> Read full article

Farmland ownership consultations in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is holding consultations and undertaking a review of farmland ownership rules under the Saskatchewan Farm Security Act, and it wants to hear from farmers and ranchers. >> Read full article

Infrared grain sorting technology now in Manitoba

Standard Nutrition Canada Co. will become the only company in the country using infrared grain sorting technology. This equipment removes grains infected with Fusarium head blight or ergot from crops before they are made into animal feed. >> Read full article

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Pasmo, lodging and fungicides

A few years ago, Cecil Vera, a biologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Melfort, Sask., was running one of the trials in a major flax project. He happened to notice that, in one particular year, lodging was dramatically reduced in his plots where a fungicide had been applied. That intriguing observation led him to start studying the relationship between lodging and pasmo, and the role of fungicide applications in dealing with both problems. >> Learn More…

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Farm Progress Show

June 17-19, 2015
Location: Regina, SK >> More Info

Pulse & Special Crop Convention 2015

June 21-23, 2015
Location: Calgary, AB >> More Info

14th International Rapeseed Congress

July 5-9, 2015
Location:Saskatoon, SK >> More Info